Coding as a Playground: Programming and Computational Thinking in the Early Childhood Classroom

Marina Umaschi Bers' book makes the case for teaching coding to support young children's early literacy, computational thinking and social development.

Library staff and educators read this book as background for integrating computational thinking and coding into traditional library programs and into new opportunities designed to support Computer Science.

Audience: 
Lower elementary (K-2)
Upper elementary (3-5)
Middle school (6-8)
High school (9-12)
Learner Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Facilitator Type: 
Library staff member
Community member
Facilitator Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Type of Library: 
Public
School
Tribal
Special
Library Location Type: 
Rural
Suburban
Urban
Size: 
Very small (< 300 students, < 10k population)
Small (< 500 students, < 24k population)
Medium (< 750 students, < 99k population)
Large (< 1000 students, < 500k population)
Very large (1000+ students, 500k+ population)
Program Type & Frequency: 
In school time
Out of school time
Requirements: 
Technology not required
No cost
Resource Type: 
Books & magazines
Professional development
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